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Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies, Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), and ResearchOne

Monday, March 20, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Marshall Student Center Ballroom

About the Symposium

Link: Overview of the USF Graduate Student Research Symposium (with an archive of award winners)

The 9th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium provided a venue for graduate students in all disciplines to present their current research and obtain feedback from faculty and peers. The event brought together graduate students, faculty mentors, and judges in an effort to foster further academic collaboration.

Abstracts

This year we had a record 183 posters being presented at the Symposium! We've created a PDF with all of the presenters' abstracts - showcasing some of the most innovative and exciting research at USF!

Link: 2017 Graduate Student Research Symposium - Abstracts

Awardees

Arts and Humanities
Sophia Boules Title: The Evolution of Little Red Riding Hood
  College: College of Arts and Sciences
  Department: French, World Languages
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Alexis Barr Title: The Social Influence of Grandmothers on Breastfeeding Duration
  College: College of Public Health
  Department: Community and Family Health
Courtney Lynn Title: HIV Health Literacy in a Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic: Preliminary Analysis
  College: College of Education
  Department: Educational and Psychological Studies
Biological and Chemical Sciences
Renee Fleeman Title: Combinatorial Libraries as a Tool to Discover Antibacterial and Anti-Resistant Agents Targeting Multi-Drug resistant Pathogens
  College: College of Arts and Sciences
  Department: Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Haider Manzer Title: Unlocking Cryptic Metabolic Pathways in Actinobacteria via Environmental and Epigenetic Modification
  College: College of Arts and Sciences
  Department: Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Andy Weiss Title: Stepwise Identification of Virulence-Related sRNAs in Staphylococcus Aureus
  College: College of Arts and Sciences
  Department: Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Education
Gary Yu Hin Lam Title: Self-Determination during School-to-Adulthood Transition in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder across American and Chinese Cultures
  College: College of Education
  Department: Educational and Psychological Studies
Emily Wingate Title: Monitoring and Fostering Students' Happiness: Universal Screening for Life Satisfaction in an Elementary School
  College: College of Education
  Department: Educational and Psychological Studies
Engineering
Belqasem Aljafari Title: Solid-State Supercapacitors Based on Gel Electrolyte as an Alternative to Liquid Electrolyte
  College: College of Engineering
  Department: Electrical Engineering
Michelle Henderson Title: Pathogen Removal in a Novel Onsite Wastewater Treatment System
  College: College of Engineering
  Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Alex Otten Title: Charge Dependent Inactivation of E. Coli Using Cold Atmospheric Helium Plasma
  College: College of Engineering
  Department: Electrical Engineering
Health Sciences
Mark Howell Title: Mechanisms of Treatment-Induced Drug Resistance in Lung Cancer
  College: Morsani College of Medicine
  Department: Molecular Medicine
Emily Palumbo Title: Activation of PTEN Lipid Phosphatase Function in Lung Cancer
  College: Morsani College of Medicine
  Department: Cancer Biology
Natural and Physical Sciences
Patrick Toglia Title: Analyzing Optical Imaging of Ca2+ Signals via TIRF Microscopy: The Limits on Resolution due to Chemical Rates and Depth of Channels
  College: College of Arts and Sciences
  Department: Physics
Ryan Venturelli Title: Almost Only Counts in Horse Shoes and Clumped Isotopes: An Improved Understanding of the Effect of Pressure Baseline on Reconstructions of Temperature from the Geologic Past
  College: College of Marine Science
  Department: Geological Oceanography

Event Format

The Research Symposium is a half-day event consisting of graduate student poster presentations, judging, and a reception. Applications that meet submission qualifications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Faculty Review and Awards

All posters will be viewed by at least one judge who will evaluate various aspects of the poster itself as well as the scholars' ability to effectively present and discuss their research. Based upon the judges' evaluations, there will be twelve (12) $500 conference travel awards presented to participants of the research symposium; one from each of six general disciplines, and six additional awards based on the relative number of submissions in those disciplines. Winners will be notified by e-mail.